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First Look at the Sony RX10 Mark IV


Sony has just introduced its latest RX10 super-zoom compact (sort of) camera with a 1″ sensor and a number of really interesting new technologies and a jaw dropping price.

The new Sony RX10 Mark IV has some very interesting features – some aren’t that new like the (very impressive) 24-600mm equivalent lens with a f/2.8-f/4 (again equivalent) aperture. The sensor itself is still 20MP but it does bring on-sensor phase detection to the RX line as well as a new Bionz X processor which is similar to that found on the A9.

The new Sony RX10 Mark IV

Here is a list of the Sony RX10 Mark IV highlights:

  • Sensor: 20.1MP 1″ Exmor BSI CMOS (with new on-sensor phase detection).
  • Processor: BIONZ X (a new version based on the A9 processor).
  • Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-f/4 with a 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent, same as version III).
  • AutoFocus – new super fast AF taken in part from the Sony A9.
  • Viewfinder: 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF (same as before).
  • Screen: 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot tilting LCD – same as before but with touch.
  • Video: UHD 4K 24p/30p Video, Full HD 1080p up to 120p. Also has S-Log2/S-Gamut 2 and S-Log3/S-Gamut3 and proxy video at 720p (for fast video edits).
  • Connectivity: Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Shooting speed: up to 24 fps (up from 14fps in the III version) and up to 112 images RAW buffer.
  • Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot up to 4.5 stops.
  • Battery – NP-FW50 up to 420 shots.
  • Pricing: RX10 IV sells for around $1700 starting from October 2017.

It isn’t as if the RX10 III was inexpensive at around $1500 at launch but $1700 will be a hard sell for a 1″ camera – amazing as it is.

Sony official video showing some of the features of the RX10 IV

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